From Uche Uche, Damaturu
Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has appraised the commitment of Qatar Charity Organization stating that the partner with Yobe state improve the knowledge of Islam worldwide and thus would guard against extremism and spread of heretical beliefs and practices.
The governor made the statement on the occasion of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Islamic Centre and distribution of the livelihood materials at Red Bricks Housing Estate, Damaturu
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Qatar Charity Organization for this noble charitable service and for the partnership that promotes authentic Islamic knowledge in Yobe State…which event underscores the commitment of the organization in promotion of Islamic knowledge across the globe. It also rekindles the age-long quest for teaching and learning of Islamic knowledge associated with the people of our dear state since the old Kanem Bornu Empire.,” he stated.
He expressed hope that when completed and equipped, the center would attract scholars and students from far and near for studies and research on authentic and unadulterated knowledge of Islam.
“It is my belief that, this would guard against extremism and spread of heretical beliefs and practices and in return, give a good portrait of Islam even among non-believers. A good understanding of Islam is built on worshipping Allah without associating any partner with Him and following the path of our beloved Rasul, Muhammad,” the governor pointed out.
He assured that under his administration, government would remain vigilant and continue to monitor teachings and preaching across the state to ensure that people are not misled, and violent extremism is not promoted.
He thanked the Qatar Charity Organization for the noble charitable service and for the partnership that promotes authentic Islamic knowledge in Yobe State and for the donation of livelihood materials such as grinding machines, sewing machines, wheelchairs and livestock to 135 beneficiaries which I also have the pleasure to flag off their distribution simultaneously.